Breaking out Subclients for different ESXi host

Last post 05-18-2017, 11:49 AM by dandre. 1 replies.
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  • Breaking out Subclients for different ESXi host
    Posted: 05-17-2017, 8:40 AM

    Currently I am running my vcenter backups by cluster. My Prod cluster is becoming to big and taking to long to backup. 


    I was wondering if it was a good idea to break out new sublcients and add in a few ESXI hosts that would equal to around 50 VMs per subclient. If I do this what happens if DRS moves a VM to a different ESXI host that is on a different subclient? Will a full backup need to happen since its on a different subclient?

    I read that Commvault suggest to break this out by Datastore but for me it may be better to do it by ESXI since we have way more datastores than ESXI. 


    Let me know what you think thank you.

  • Re: Breaking out Subclients for different ESXi host
    Posted: 05-18-2017, 11:49 AM

    Hi Joe, its hard to say if this will help - it depends on where the bottleneck is. Perhaps deploying additional VSA proxies and allowign the built-in load balancing may help out. Do you have physical proxies or are you leveraging virtual machines?

    You are right though - if a VM moves from one subclient to another, it will be a full copy of the VM on its first backup in that new subclient.

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